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Mar 24, 2016 - The City's Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the popular Far Out. Family Campout and Fishing Adventures on Saturday/Sunday, ...
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March 24, 2016

Sally Ellertson Public Information Officer 141 West Renfro Burleson, Texas 76028-4261 817-426-9622 F: 817-426-9390 [email protected]

It’s time to bait that hook, cast that line, and cross your fingers for a bite. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the popular Far Out Family Campout and Fishing Adventures on Saturday/Sunday, April 23-24, at Bailey Lake. The overnight event kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and wraps up at 8 a.m. on Sunday. If you were at the event in October 2015, the parks staff is bringing back Wildlife on the Move (reptiles, tarantulas, turtles, cockroaches, and more), archery lessons, fishing, a campfire, campfire stories, and a hot dog dinner with s’mores. Boy Scouts and Master Naturalists will guide your way on nature trails, help you fish, and coordinate other fun activities. Prizes will be given out for the biggest catch of the day. A hot dog dinner with marshmallows for dessert will be served. Don't forget your snacks, tent, fishing pole, bait, flashlight and bug spray. Please leave your pets at home. No open flame lanterns or grills are permitted at the campout. Tickets are available beginning Monday, April 4, at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. Pre-event tickets are $10 per a family of five. Tickets on the day of the event are $15 per family of five. Each child at the event must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bailey Lake is located at 280 W. Hidden Creek Parkway (Gardens Boulevard at Hidden Creek Parkway). Bailey Lake is an 8-acre lake stocked with channel catfish and perch and is the future home of walking/nature trails, fishing dock, and picnic area. A fishing license is required for anglers 17 years of age and older who wish to fish at Bailey Lake. All state guidelines and requirements are applicable. Parking the day of the event is permitted in designated parking areas only. Call the BRiCk at 817-426-9104 for more information about the Far Out Family Campout and Fishing Adventures! Check out the October 2015 Far Out Family Fun Campout & Fishing Adventures pictures on the City of Burleson Facebook page,